Freeman

September 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

A Better Brand of Parent

Why Do Private Schools Yield Better Results?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by MARSHALL FRITZ

Independent Schools at Risk

Accepting Government Money Leads to a Loss of Independence

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by JACOB H. HUEBERT

School-to-Work: A Large Step Down the Road to Serfdom

The Founding Fathers Were Correct in Not Assigning the Federal Government a Role in Education

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by GARY WOLFRAM

The Central Fallacy of Public Schooling

Indoctrination of the Young Is Public Schooling's Overriding Intent

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by DANIEL HAGER

Subsidized Education

Why Do Increases in College Tuition Appear Inexorable?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by RUSSELL MADDEN

The Bathtub, Mencken, and War

How Mencken Employed a Hoax to Demonstrate Journalistic Inaccuracies

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by WENDY MCELROY

Economic Calculation Revisited

Government Economic Intervention Produces Crises All Over the World

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by MANUEL F. AYAU

Liberty in Perfection: Freedom in Native American Thought

We Can Learn Much from Amerindian Notions of the Individual, the Group, and the Law

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by AMY STURGIS

Political Accounting

There Are Human Costs to Every Government Snafu

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by JAMES BOVARD

Break This Vile Addiction

The War on Drugs Is Immoral

SEPTEMBER 01, 1999 by DONALD BOUDREAUX
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